Author: Clive Richards
Clive Richards, MPhil PhD(RCA) FCSD FRSA, is a Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, University of Brighton. He has worked in a wide range of art and design fields, including commercial practice (technical illustration, information graphics, corporate identity, typography and artists' catalogue design), academic research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, PhD research supervision, higher education management plus professional body and international committee work.
A pioneer in British art school computer animation, he also developed the first computer-aided drafting package for making cutaway and exploded technical illustrations, work carried out in collaboration with the CAD Centre Cambridge.
His doctoral research at the Royal College of Art, London, on diagram design, formed the basis for further theoretical work in diagrammatics. A holder of various grants and listing numerous papers, books and chapters on his research he was Professor of Information Design at Coventry University, plus Associate Dean of Coventry School Art and Design, until 2009. As well as Director of Research for the School he also headed up its international developments team.
He was President of the Chartered Society Designers (CSD) from 2007 until 2009 and a member of the art and design sub-panel of the 2008 national UK universities Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
Currently he is the President of the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) based in Vienna, a member of the Double Crown Club and the Art Workers' Guild of London. He runs his own design consultancy practice from his studio in Earlsdon, Coventry.
Richards, Clive, Bussard, Nicolas D'Amour, Newman, Robert (2007): Weighing-up line weights: The value of differing line thicknesses in technical illustratio. In Information Design Journal, 15 (2) pp. 171-181. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jbp/idj/2007/00000015/00000002/art00008
Richards, Clive (2006): Drawing out information - lines of communication in technical illustration. In Information Design Journal Document Design, 14 (2) pp. 97-107.
Richards, Clive (1984). Diagrammatics: an investigation aimed at providing a theoretical framework for studying di. Royal College of Art, London, UK
Newman, R. M., Bussard, N., Richards, Clive (2002): Integrating interactive 3-D diagrams into hypermedia documentation. In: ACM 20th International Conference on Computer Documentation , 2002, . pp. 122-126. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/584955.584974
Commentary for Visual Representation chapter of The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed..